In Memoriam – Dr. Richard E. Yinger

Retired Palm Beach State College sociology professor Dr. Richard E. Yinger passed away Jan. 9 at the age of 73.
A widely respected scholar with a national reputation, Dr. Yinger joined the faculty of Palm Beach Junior College in Lake Worth in 1974 and retired in 2006. Throughout his career, he was honored with several teaching awards, including Teacher of the Year from the PBJC Student Government Association in 1980 and FACC’s Little Red Schoolhouse for Florida Teacher of the Year in 1985. … Continue reading In Memoriam – Dr. Richard E. Yinger

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Kris Ruffo earns 300th overall career victory

Kris Ruffo, head coach of Palm Beach State College’s women’s basketball team, earned her 300th overall career win Jan. 11  when she led the panthers to victory against southern conference rival St. Petersburg 70-57. To date, she has achieved 106 wins as head coach at Palm Beach State.
The team is currently #4 in the Florida College System Activities Association rankings and #17 in the National Junior College Athletic Association poll. Ruffo has taken her teams to the FCSAA “Elite 8” of the State tournament three of the past five years and gone to the “Final Four” twice. … Continue reading Kris Ruffo earns 300th overall career victory

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Brad Johnson releases “The Happiness Theory”

English professor Brad Johnson has released his first, full-length poetry collection titled “The Happiness Theory” from The Main Street Rag.
“Brad Johnson’s poems are visceral, memorable, and striking in the way they dwell in reality, yet take sudden surrealistic leaps,” said Diane Thiel, internationally recognized poet and author. “The poems in this collection grapple with various kinds of love and connections, and particularly issues of parenting with a touch of dark humor that has resonance on a number of levels. … Continue reading Brad Johnson releases “The Happiness Theory”

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John Lithgow to speak at January STEAM event

Be Creative, Be Useful, Be Practical, Be Generous – this is the philosophy of actor John Lithgow, who will be the keynote speaker for the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s STEAM fundraiser Jan. 30.
The event, titled “Inside the Mind of John Lithgow” is expected to attract more than 600 guests and is presented by Bank of America. It will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Kravis Center for Performing Arts.
The goal is to raise money to support STEAM scholarships, … Continue reading John Lithgow to speak at January STEAM event

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